Apsara

foto: Denis Brissinck

APSARA is an ensemble with a variable line up, centred around the recorder. The musicians keep searching for uncommon music, unheard sounds and new combinations with other instruments or media. The ambition of APSARA is to present varied programs full of challenge and surprise. For centuries chamber music has been the actual sphere of the recorder. Since its founding in the year 2000, APSARA has been performing contemporary and ancient music of all kinds.The list of first performances contains pieces written by Paul Craenen, Alvin Curran, Moritz Eggert, Dominique Pauwels, Serge Verstockt, Errollyn Wallen, Frank Nuyts, Matthew Shlomowitz and others (see below).

foto: Denis Brissinck

Composers who have worked with the members of Apsara:

Luc Brewaeys (B)
Carola Bauckholt (D)
Thomas Bruttger (D)
Claude Coppens (B)
Paul Craenen (B)
Alvin Curran (USA)
Violeta Dinescu (Rum)
Moritz Eggert (D)
Alexandra Filonenco (Rus)
Michael Finnissy (GB)
Jennifer Fowler (GB)
Lucien Goethals (B)
Malcom Goldstein (USA)
Alvaro Guimaraes (Bras)
Geert Logghe (B)
György Kurtág (Hu)
Myriam Marbé (Rum)
Kikuko Massoumoto (Jap)
Jeff Nichols (USA)
David Nunezanez (Ven)
Frank Nuyts (B)

Helmut Oehring (D)
Ernest H.Papier (F)
Dominique Pauwels (B)
Aldo Platteau (B)
Lucien Posman (B)
Stefan Prins (B)
Rolf Riehm (D)
Frederic Rzewski (USA)
Stuart Saunders-Smith (USA)
Matthew Shlomowitz (Australia)
Volker Staub (D)
Peter Swinnen (B)
Stefan Thomas (D)
Stefan Van Eycken (B)
Jasper Vanpaemel (B)
Annelies Van Parijs (B)
Esther Venrooy (NL)
Serge Verstockt (B)
Errolyn Wallen (GB)
Caspar Johannes Walter (D)
Christian Wolff (USA)

CD „Integrating the Recorder“

Champ d’Action Archive Series number 06
music for Champ d’Action and Tomma Wessel
by Finnissy, Nichols, Nunezanez, Prins, Shlomowitz